May 18, 2010 - Chair of the Board of County Commissioners - Jeff Cogen
OCCUPATION: Multnomah County Commissioner
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Attorney; Small Business Owner
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: J.D., UCLA; B.A., Brown University
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Chief of Staff, Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman; Policy Advisor, County Chair Beverly Stein
Jeff Cogen for Multnomah County Chair
Effective, Accountable County Government
For Our Community and Our Families
When you elected me to the Multnomah County Commission four years ago, my goal was to make County government more functional, more accountable and more focused on the needs of people. As the government most directly responsible for the health and safety of our community's families, that is especially critical in these tough economic times.
We've made good progress:
Ending Dysfunctional Government – The County Commission is working together collaboratively, moving our community forward
Helping Small Businesses – Lowered county taxes for small businesses and start ups.
Leading on Sustainability and Green Jobs – Utilized rooftops of county buildings to create one of the Northwest's largest solar power plants without cost to county taxpayers. In fact, it will save the county thousands of dollars annually in lower energy costs.
Keeping Families Safe and Healthy – Partnered with the City and provided the site to create a new 1-stop center for Domestic Violence Victims; helped protect SUN Schools , early childhood programs and School-based Health Centers.
I have worked hard to make Multnomah County Government more financially stable in the face of a difficult funding environment, while strengthening the public's voice in our decision making.
I am running for Multnomah County Chair to continue that progress, keep the focus on serving people and ensuring your county government reflects the value and priorities of our community.
I would appreciate your support and your vote.
Some of Jeff's Endorsements
Stand for Children
Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens
SEIU Local 49
AFSCME Local 88, Multnomah County Employees Union / Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Green Light, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Action Team
IBEW Local 48
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Former Multnomah County Chair, Ted Wheeler
(This information furnished by Friends of Jeff Cogen)
The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.